Sparrow Lake News
THE BIG ONES GET AWAY A 20-pound muskclhmgc wns hooked by n fisherman fisherman in Sparrow Lake, OnUrio, Canada, tie landed it in hia rowboat.,,' Now, a 20-pound "hinirc" in t\ row boat is about ns'£uni:il nnil nctivo as « wildcat. This fisherman, Bill Spiii'linR, was alone in his boat—no one to advise. Also, lie wns a "oity feller," hud never .before cauglil anything n fourth ns big. Nothing 'in his rowboat to kill the "hmirc" by n whack behind the eyes. But ho happened to have n loaded shotgun. So ho blow ofF its head—also blow n big hole in the bottom of his boat. An Ojibwny Indian rescued him before he drowned among; the weeds. Fishing is an exciting game—when they're striking striking 1 . That's why hundreds of thousands of Americans arc vacationing with rod nnd line. Pishing and hunting lire the most ancient industries industries of m.'in. They oxt.-tctl lonfr before agriculture. When a man fishes, he- answers tho call of the wild inherited inherited from barbaric ancestors. No real sportsman over catches nnd kills more fish than -will he oaten. To do sn i* vandalism. All .nnplors know that the streams and lakes of our continent arc gradually beint: ''fished out." He- KtoekinK is unable to keep up with catches. Acconl- i»gb", Rood sports will make use of this fact: When you c.ntch a fish loo small to keep, always handle him with',wot hands. A dry hand is almost certain to kill the fish, for it ruins the oily protective film over the scales. Another tiling: An angler, enrapred bccnus«; tho fish isn't IHI-RO, often hurls it viciously far'from the boat. This is-apt to kill the fish wilhin a few days. A fish isn't made of iron. Ami water is hard, as you !<now if you ever hit it flat with your .s-Lomadi in diving. Play the panic fairly. Tic a Rood ?povt. Help conserve our vanishing- fish rpsources.